Yui Aragaki

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Yui Aragaki
Native name 新垣結衣
Born (1988-06-11) June 11, 1988 (age 26)
Naha, Okinawa, Japan
Genres Pop-Rock Music, Pop Music, Romantic film
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, model, actress, voice actress, radio host
Years active 2001–present
Labels Warner Music Japan
Website Official Site

Yui Aragaki (新垣 結衣 Aragaki Yui?, born June 11, 1988) is a Japanese idol,[1] model, actress, singer, voice actress and occasional radio show host.

She is particularly recognized for her beauty[2] and her movie projects.[3]

Career[edit]

Aragaki won the Film prize at the 45th Golden Arrow Awards in 2008.[4] Her tremendous number of movie shoots as well as the preparation for her debut album resulted in her suffering from work-related stress[5][6] in 2007.

Outside acting she also released her first album, Sora, and the single "Heavenly Days", a song from Koizora. "Memories", the theme song for Tokyo Serendipity, was included in her debut album. She also performed at Budokan.[7]

She was also the co-hosts for popular radio program Girls Locks in 2010-2012.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role
2005 Sh15uya Ema
2005 Dragon Zakura Yoshino Kosaka
2005 Onna no Ichidaiki! Koshiji Fubuki (child)
2006 True Love 麻生菜摘
2006 Kanojo no Koibumi 川村ゆかり
2006 Gal Circle Nagisa
2006 My Boss My Hero Hikari Umemura
2007 Papa to Musume no Nanokakan Kawahara Kome
2008 Code Blue Megumi Shiraishi
2009 Code Blue Special Episode Megumi Shiraishi
2009 Smile Mishima Hana
2010 Angel Bank Kaoru Kitashiro
2010 Code Blue 2 Megumi Shiraishi
2011 Zenkai Girl Ayukawa Wakaba
2011 Ranma ½ Akane Tendo
2012 Mou Yuukai Nante Shinai Hanazono Erika
2012 Legal High Machiko Mayuzumi
2013 Public Affairs Office in the Sky Rika Inaba
2013 Legal High SP Machiko Mayuzumi
2013 Legal High 2 Machiko Mayuzumi
2014 S - Saigo no Keikan Iruma Hayashi
2014 Legal High SP 2 Machiko Mayuzumi

Films[edit]

Year Title Role
2007 Waruboro Yamada
2007 Koisuru Madori (Tokyo Serendipity) Yui Aoki
2007 Koizora (Sky of Love) Mika Tahara
2008 Fure Fure Shojo (Cheer Cheer Cheer!) Momoyama Momoko
2009 Ballad: Namonaki Koi no Uta (Ballad) Princess Renheme
2010 Hanamizuki Sae Hirasawa
2012 The Wings of the Kirin Kaori Nakahara
2014 Twilight: Saya in Sasara Saya
2015 Kuchibiru ni uta o Yuri Kashiwaga

Voice acting[edit]

Year Title Type Character
2006 Digimon Data Squad Anime series Yoshino Fujieda
Digimon World Data Squad Video game
Keroro Gunso Anime film Mirara

Commercials[edit]

Official photobooks[edit]

  • Chura Chura (2006)
  • A Happy New Gakky (2006)
  • Masshiro (2007)
  • Koisuru Madori (2007)
  • Gekkan Aragaki Yui Special (2010)
  • Hanamizuki Official Photostory Book (2010)

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Release Title Oricon Single charts peak positions and sales Album
Daily Weekly Debut Overall
2008/07/16 "Make My Day" 1 2 53,471 85,341 Hug
2008/10/15 "Akai Ito" 1 3 34,236 64,461
2009/02/25 "Piece" 6 7 18,204 25,283
2009/05/27 "Utsushie" 9 10 15,946 22,048

Albums[edit]

Release Title Oricon Album charts peak positions and sales
Daily Weekly Debut Overall
2007/12/05 Sora 2 3 72,879 133,086
2009/06/17 Hug 3 5 22,540 40,704
2010/09/22 Niji 2 4 19,888 29,902

See also[edit]

Recognitions[edit]

2009 61st Television Drama Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress for Smile
13th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix Best Supporting Actress for Smile
2008 45th Golden Arrow Award Best Newcomer for Koizora
29th Yokohama Film Festival Best Newcomer for Koizora et Tokyo Serendipity
2007 50th Blue Ribbon Award Best Newcomer for Koizora, Tokyo Serendipity et Waruburo.[9]
20th Nikkan Sports Film Awards Best Newcomer for Koizora

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scholar Idol Ranking | Jayhan Loves Design & Japan". Jay-han.com. 2011-09-22. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  2. ^ "Oricon: best face". Tokyograph. 2007-09-12. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  3. ^ "Entertainment News from Japan: Aragaki Yui a Rising Star". Japan Zone. 2006-10-29. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  4. ^ "Golden Arrow Awards: Aragaki wins big". Tokyograph. 2008-03-04. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "Yui Aragaki Planet: Aragaki Yui by NewPaper". Aragaki-yui.blogspot.com. 2008-06-06. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  7. ^ "Yui Aragaki to debut at Budokan". Tokyograph. 2007-10-08. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  8. ^ "Yui Aragaki Profile". 
  9. ^ 節目の50回 三國連太郎が新垣結衣にエール. Yomiuri Shinbun (in Japanese). 2008-02-12. Retrieved 2011-06-05. 

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